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  1. Policy StudiesRead the original story

    54 min ago | InsiderOnline

    The energy boom, spurred by breakthroughs in fracking and pro-growth state policies, created hundreds of thousands of jobs in a few crucial states. These jobs represent just a small fraction of employment growth and earnings, nationally, yet the trends are clear.

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  2. Who Needs an Ebola Czar?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Townhall

    "Rabbi, is there a proper blessing for the czar?" He thinks for a moment and responds: "May God bless and keep the czar ... far away from us!" -- "Fiddler on the Roof" Today, "czar" is a term encouraged by the media to describe one who oversees a specific government policy. According to The Atlantic.com, President Franklin Roosevelt "solidified the trend" of using the word czar to identify policy appointees.

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  3. Secret Service dogs catch White House fence jumperRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    A man jumped the White House fence this evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs and bitten before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said. Authorities identified the man as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Md., and said he was unarmed when arrested.

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  4. More after-school programs neededRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

    With so many families today needing two incomes just to make ends meet, quality after-school programs play an important role in the lives of children, families and communities. "After school is a critical time for young people -- it is when they are least likely to be supervised and most likely to become involved in dangerous behaviors, such as drugs, alcohol, and crime," EducationBug.org wrote in a recent article.

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  5. Commentary: Sunnyvale sets a great example by raising the minimum wageRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    The rest of America, and the world, look to Silicon Valley for innovation and new high-quality job creation. The products and entrepreneurs from our region improve lives around the world, and inspire others to follow our example.

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  6. Top 10 Things People Think Are Illegal But Are Actually LegalRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | JD Journal

    Radar Detectors: Many people think that using radar detectors in their vehicles is illegal. But, they are perfectly legal in all states except for Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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  7. Canadian authorities lock down the heart of Ottawa after shootings on Parliament HillRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Northwest Progressive Institute

    Authorities in Canada have locked down Parliament Hill, the heart of the country's national capital, Ottawa, after a yet-to-be-publicly-identified assailant fatally shot a soldier guarding Canada's War Memorial, then entered Centre Block and began firing at people there before being killed by security. Fittingly, the man who took the gunman down was said to be Parliament's sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers.

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  8. Four Former Blackwater Employees Found Guilty of Charges in Fatal Nisur Square Shooting in IraqRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    Four former security guards for Blackwater USA were found guilty today of charges stemming from the Sept. 16, 2007, shooting at Nisur Square in Baghdad, Iraq, that resulted in the killing of 14 unarmed civilians and the wounding of numerous others.

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  9. CDC confirms first case of enterovirus in ArizonaRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KTAR

    Last week, a Phoenix-area student passed away while being treated for a severe respiratory illness . Though there was speculation it could have been enterovirus, that has not been confirmed.

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  10. Challenger Denise Worthington wants transparencyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Madison Press

    Denise Worthington, a Democrat, is challenging Madison County Commissioner David Dhume, who is the longest-sitting incumbent on the current board of commission. Worthington, 66, said she is running because she thinks there is a need for more communication and transparency in local government, and she wants to provide it.

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  11. New at FindLaw: 10 State Laws You May Not KnowRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | FindLaw

    State laws can be confusing. Some laws are quite similar across state lines -- like the 0.08 percent blood-alcohol concentration limit for drivers 21 and over -- while others vary greatly.

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  12. DC Substitute Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to First-Degree Sexual Assault Against a MinorRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | WMAL-AM Washington

    A substitute teacher in the District of Columbia has been arrested on charges of having sex with a student on her first day at the school. Court documents say 22-year-old Symone Greene performed a sex act on a 17-year-old junior inside a classroom at Options Public Charter School in Northeast on Friday.

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  13. Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | FindLaw

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise.

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  14. Washington: Four former Blackwater employees found guilty in 2007 shooting in Iraq.Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Four former security guards for Blackwater USA were found guilty today of charges stemming from the Sept. 16, 2007, shooting at Nisur Square in Baghdad, Iraq, that resulted in the killing of 14 unarmed civilians and the wounding of numerous others.

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  15. Substitute D.C. teacher recorded having classroom sex with student, court documents claimRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | TBD.com

    A substitute teacher in the District of Columbia has been arrested on charges of having sex with a student on her first day at the school. Court documents allege 22-year-old Symone Greene performed a sex act on a 17-year-old junior inside a classroom at Options Public Charter School in Northeast last week.

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  16. Most of the Country is Already Voting in the Midterm ElectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | WMFE

    A total of 36 states, plus the District of Columbia, allow voters to cast their ballots early in person. Minnesota has the longest period of early voting - from mid-September all the way through Election Day - while 14 states don't open the polls early at all.

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  17. Accused White House fence jumper to get mental health screeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | CNN

    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a full mental competency screening for Omar Gonzalez, who is accused of jumping the White House fence, after a disputed initial examination found him not competent for trial. U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer expressed concern that the initial mental exam, ordered by a magistrate judge, was done before she had a chance to hear a legal motion by the defense disputing whether the magistrate had the authority to order it.

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  18. Enterovirus 68 outbreak: Michigan toddler second in US to die of ailmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | Examiner.com

    Hundreds of people, mostly children, have been sickened by Enterovirus 68 since August. On Friday, a toddler died from the virus, becoming the second fatality in the US directly linked to the ailment.

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  19. Breakthrough! Building MaterialsMgO, the 'New Drywall,' is a Miracle in StoneRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2014 | American Reporter

    At 61, Milwaukee native Maggie Steck has seen it all. A good-looking, energetic redhead who was the youngest of eight girls, she's been married and divorced, was a wedding photographer and successful real estate agent, and is now at the leading edge of a major advance in a well-tested material that more of us may soon use in place of drywall, Tyvek and Hardie Board to build non-toxic American homes.

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  20. Medical marijuana: 'Each DA has to make their own determination'Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | PennLive.com

    Medical marijuana supporters rally at the Pennsylvania state Capitol to urge lawmakers to permit the use of the drug for medical purposes, September 15, 2014. Dan Gleiter Pennsylvania district attorneys already have discretion in how they prosecute marijuana cases, but experts say they must be careful in how they apply they law.

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